Cold weather has delayed construction projects all around town, but next week you may see some activity at the Manhattan Public Library. Warmer weather is required for utility relocation on the south side of the library. There are several utilities that must be moved before work on the building pads and foundation begins. Crews are working on steps that can be done now, and soon you will see work on the stone facing on the front of the building to prepare for the north addition.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the groundbreaking ceremony on January 25 a fun and successful event. The auditorium was packed with people. We were fortunate to have good weather, and a musical performance by Anne and Pete Sibley made the day even more special. The children from Northview and Woodrow Wilson Elementary Schools who helped dig the first shovels of dirt, were a wonderful reminder of why we have worked so hard to get this project off the ground.